The strength lies in surrendering: Defacing

by Caroline Rossiter The strength lies in surrendering: Gonzalez-Trejo’s Defacing reveals an artist’s capacity to submit his work to the hand of others. Following the production of a series of portrait drawings, rendered on a large scale in charcoal, gallery visitors...

Stefano Arienti

In an article about Giò Marconi fabulous gallery space and artists, I read these lines on Stefano Arienti defacing a portrait of Marilyn Monroe with a eraser, it facinated me and I had to share it: “A magnificent Marilyn poster is violated by Stefano Arienti’s...

Pierre Bismuth

Pierre Bismuth does some defacing too: “For his ongoing series, Following the right hand, Pierre Bismuth does just that. He projects a feature film onto a sheet of Plexiglas and painstakingly follows the movements of the lead actress’ right hand with a black...

The Radicant

The radicant is becoming my little white bible… “In ordinary language, ‘modernizing’ has come to mean reducing cultural and social reality to Western formats. And today, modernism amounts to a form of complicity with colonialism and Eurocentrism. Let us bet on a...

Altermodern Manifesto

POSTMODERNISM IS DEAD A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture Increased communication, travel and migration are affecting the way we live Our daily lives...